Female Prison Liaison Worker - Anawim
Birmingham City Council
Birmingham, GB
6d ago

Job Information

FEMALE PRISON LIAISON WORKER

BIRMINGHAM

  • Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
  • This post is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • Fixed term for 12 months initially
  • Enhanced DBS clearance required
  • Grade : SCP 21-25

    Salary : £21,344 - £23,986 per annum

    Hours : 37 hours per week

    Responsible to : Service Manager for Prison and Dawn House

    Background :

    Anawim is an independent charity originally founded by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity. The trustees include representatives from Father Hudson’s Society and Our Lady of Charity who worked with them to develop the work, their joint vision and ethos continue to inspire the project.

    Anawim seeks to support women who are vulnerable due to poverty, homelessness, abuse, rape, addictions, and may be drawn into prostitution and / or offending as a consequence.

    It recognises prostitution as exploitation of women. All staff, whether working in a paid or voluntary capacity, are expected to respect and work to the core values of respecting others, valuing all, and belief in the possibility of a life lived to the full.

    Dawn House is a residential facility on the same site as the women’s centre, providing support and accommodation to women upon release from prison & others in need, which is enabling, encourages mutually supportive relationships and maximises independence.

    The Anawim centre provides therapeutic courses and activities to support a range of women with complex needs to move on in their lives.

    Job Purpose

    Dawn House provides support & a home to women upon release from prison which is enabling, encourages mutually supportive relationships and maximises independence.

    It is based on the same site as the Anawim centre providing therapeutic courses, work and activities to ensure rehabilitation & opportunities.

    Provide effective support to women who live in Dawn House or resettle in other areas of the community, manage their case co-ordinating with the Housing Officer, Residential support workers, ensuring excellent communication.

    Having due regard for confidentiality and Data Protection legislation.

    A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

    Closing Date 5pm on Wednesday 5th May 2021

    Ref : P1223

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